Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.


September 19, 2015
Detroit Public Schools Showcase Doubleheader
League match:
Cass Tech High School 5, Detroit Renaissance High School 2
Detroit City FC 3, Ann Arbor FC 2
Cass Tech Stadium
Attendance: 1,511

It was a full day downtown on this Saturday.  First, there was the Midtown Literary Walk, featuring ten authors at four venues (The Hannan House, N’Nambi Gallery, Socra Tea, and Wayne State University Welcome Center).  Then, a brief meeting with a law school classmate who wanted to purchase a copy of my novel.

I arrived at Harry’s just in time for Sarg’s speech to send us off on our march to Cass.  A week before, the team announced a proposal to move to Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.  And with team captain Josh Rogers announcing his retirement at the end of July, this evening was the ending of an era.

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This event – the Detroit Public Schools Showcase – is a double-header match and fundraiser for the high school programs.  The lead game was the match between Cass Tech High School (white kits) and Detroit Renaissance (rouge kits). In 2012, when Le Rouge first took the field, there was no boys soccer program at Cass Tech.  Thanks to DCFC, that has changed.  The Supporters modified their chants for the high school teams and Cass won by a score of 5-2.

The afternoon also saw the creation of a partnership between the usual plumes of smoke from Supporters Section and the recently utilized bubble machine.  Smoke bubbles.

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The match against Ann Arbor FC was a thriller.  After Tom Eller put Ann Arbor up 2-0, with goals in the fourth and fifty-first minute, Le Rouge refused to let their final match at Cass go down in defeat.  Awarded a penalty kick in the sixty-third minute, captain Josh Rogers stepped up and cut Ann Arbor’s lead in half.

Then, Stephen Ademolu, who had a strong game, tied it in the 74th minute and won it in the 78th.  From then on, it was a celebration of our time at Cass, with our captain Josh Rogers.

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A week later, I was at Cass Park in the morning.  On the way home, I decided to make a stop by what will be our new home.  Access to the inside was not possible, but I snapped a few shots from outside.

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